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In being a hub for cultural and individual diversity, Kean University has a wide range of cultural organizations, including one of the newest organizations, PRISM. PRISM is a group for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community to come together and feel they have a safe space and are represented on campus.
The Cougar’s Byte, Kean University’s campus life news source housed within the Center for Leadership and Service, is currently accepting employment applications for:
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Jason Pleitez knows the importance of getting involved early. In his first year at Kean, Pleitez has already accumulated over 140 service hours and been involved in numerous clubs and activities and exhibited qualities of a leader.
Many opportunities to participate in service projects and give back to the community are available to members of the Kean community throughout each academic year. However, the Center for Leadership and Service has organized an entire day dedicated to service April 27 titled Cougars That Care.
The Internship and Job Fair was held in Downs Hall Wednesday, April 10 from noon to 4 p.m., featuring businesses and organizations perfect for those with an interest in social work, accounting, health care and more. The event was hosted by Kean University's Career Services, a program available to students and alumni as well as employers looking to recruit students at Kean. Through this department, students and alumni can search for jobs and internships posted by approved employers.
The Public Speaking Lab, previously known as the Speech Lab, is located across from the Center for Academic Success (CAS) in the Nancy Thompson Library, Room 109. Workers in this department can range from professors to graduates, with part-time job opportunities for students starting at $10 per hour. There are currently two student workers in the lab that handle coaching, scheduling and other minimal tasks.
With the prominence and advancement of technology and specifically social media in society, the School of Communication, Media and Journalism (CMJ) has added a new minor for students that are interested in becoming more immersed in the online world. Students are now eligible to take courses and minor in social media, which is a great tool to have in this ever-advancing society.
Student Organization of Kean University and the Social Work Club partnered together to host the panel, Influencing Change: Women Social Workers in Leadership, as part of Women's History Month and Social Work Month. The panel featured New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, J.D., Executive Director for the National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey Chapter Jennifer Thompson, MSW and Executive Director of the Family Service Bureau Manuela Garcia, LCSW, who brought their knowledge and expertise to Kean students.
While Kean can be categorized as a university that draws from the local population to build the majority of its student body, this school still facilitates engagement from a variety of different cultures. This can be seen in Kean’s International Student Association (ISA).
For those unaware, in addition to the Fall and Spring semesters Kean University also offers two Summer Sessions. This allows and encourages students to take more credits and ultimately complete their degree in a more efficient manner. The first Summer Session is quickly approaching, therefore this will include all of the information that students should be aware of regarding the Summer Sessions.
The Kean University Leadership Institute is known to both train, mentor and provide the student leaders on campus. They take in underclassmen and throughout their four-year program create the university's best student leaders who reach great heights. Shelsea Araujo is a Kean freshman in the Leadership Institute who is on her way to achieving great accomplishments and finding her way in the Kean community.
At the end of every spring semester, the Kean University Greek Senate hosts Kean Dance Marathon (KDM), a fundraiser to support the Children's Specialized Hospital (CSH). As the years have progressed, Greek Senate has planned more events throughout the academic year to support KDM and make the donation at the end of the academic year even larger than ever before. This year they hosted the first FTK Color Run to raise more funds for the kids Sunday, April 7.
Kean University is an institution with many majors and programs that can lead its students to high-paying jobs. Under the College of Liberal Arts are various programs like communication, economics, history, English, psychology and more. According to EAB, these are 10 high-paying jobs that could potentially be given to students with humanities majors.
The month of April is known as Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Month. To help commemorate this month, the Holocaust Research Center (HRC) here at Kean has planned events throughout April to keep students educated on the important topics of the Holocaust and genocide.
Many of the clubs and organizations at Kean University are dedicated to serving the campus and local communities. Kean students have worked all over Union County participating in numerous service projects to help groups of people and significant causes.
The Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) and Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship hosted a panel at the Miron Student Center (MSC) Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. The purpose of this panel was to discuss ways to build a safe and inclusive classroom environment for people across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
The results are in! The Student Organization at Kean University is proud to announce the newly elected officials for the 2019-2020 school year. With their newfound positions, the following officials are ready to take action and provide for the Kean community.